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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Naya Rivera: Glee star died of accidental drowning, California officials say
Her body was found several days after she went missing last week during a boating trip with her son.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

How updating Dolly Parton's Jolene helped Raye find her voice
"I feel I've stumbled on a sound," says Raye, whose new single is a modern retelling of Jolene.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

David LaChapelle's London shopfront exhibition opens
The photographer's work returns to London on a massive scale.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Banksy: New coronavirus-inspired artwork appears on Tube
The enigmatic graffiti artist returns to his Underground roots for his new pandemic-inspired piece.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Clive Tyldesley 'upset' at losing top ITV football commentator role
"I'm upset, baffled; I won't be commentating on the big England games in the coming year," he says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Pop Smoke: Four charged with rapper's murder
The 20-year-old was shot at an LA mansion he had rented out in February.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

ITV boss: 'We're fighting for every eyeball'
Dame Carolyn McCall says competition from Netflix and YouTube is squeezing public service channels.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Major museums announce reopening plans, and expect 80% drop in visitors
The Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum all announce they will reopen in August.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Diversity: Arts in Wales 'failing to meet mark'
The Arts Council of Wales admits its strategy to promote diversity has not gone far enough.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Naya Rivera: Glee cast and other stars pay tribute
Lea Michele and Jane Lynch are among those paying respect, after the actress's death was confirmed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 14, 2020

Grant Imahara: Mythbusters TV host dies suddenly at 49
He was known for Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, and made models for the Star Wars prequels.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall consult over job cuts
Bosses at Birmingham's Town Hall and Symphony Hall say the cuts are "heartbreaking".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Arts 'failing to meet mark' on equality in Wales
The Arts Council of Wales admits its strategy to promote equality has not gone far enough.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Naya Rivera: Police identify body as missing Glee star
The actress went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her son at a lake in California.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Naya Rivera: Glee actress's career in pictures
The actress, whose body has been found at a US lake, was one of the stars of the hit US TV series.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: She was 'the abuser', says Depp's ex-PA
A libel case hears that Johnny Depp, who denies domestic violence allegations, was a victim of abuse.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Hollyoaks star Talia Grant says black people treated as 'disposable' on TV
Hollyoaks actress Talia Grant joins other cast members to discuss racism in the media and beyond.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Naya Rivera: Police find body in search for missing Glee star
The star went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her young son at a lake in California.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Naya Rivera: Police find body in search for Glee star
Police searching for missing Glee star Naya Rivera have found a body in a lake in California.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Care home residents recreate classic LP covers
Staff at the home came up with the idea to entertain those living there during lockdown.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Nicole Thea: Pregnant social media star dies with unborn son
A statement says the 24-year-old had named her child Reign with her partner Boga.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Stephen Lawrence drama lands sequel
The new series will follow the fight to convict the 18-year-old's killers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Stephen Lawrence drama to get sequel
The new series will follow the fight to convict the 18-year-old's killers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Stormzy: Children in Need matches rapper's £10m donation pledge
The money will go towards tacking racial inequality in the UK and will be donated over 10 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough dies at 27
Benjamin Keough was the only grandson of the late Elvis Presley.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 13, 2020

Actress Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife, dies aged 57
The actress and wife of John Travolta died after a "two-year battle with breast cancer", he says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 12, 2020

I May Destroy You: How do you film a sex scene in 2020?
Ita O'Brien worked as intimacy co-ordinator on I May Destroy You, Normal People and Sex Education.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 12, 2020

I May Destroy You: How modern TV's most talked-about sex scenes were filmed
Ita O'Brien worked as intimacy co-ordinator on I May Destroy You, Normal People and Sex Education.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus: Three generations of Bollywood Bachchan family infected
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her father-in-law, husband and daughter test positive for Covid-19.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 12, 2020

Judy Dyble: Fairport Convention singer dies aged 71
Tributes are paid to one of the "pioneers" of the UK folk scene, who also had a long solo career.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 12, 2020

Ed the Dog: The band looking for the 'hero' who helped after a car crash
Their new single is a thank you letter to a man on the scene when guitarist Charlie crashed his car.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 12, 2020

Fox News: Tucker Carlson writer Blake Neff resigns over racist messages
The writer for host Tucker Carlson posted highly offensive messages online under the name CharlesXII.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 11, 2020

James Bay on the 'fantastic drama' of fame
The star opens up about his 13-year relationship, fickle fans and writing with The Killers.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 11, 2020

BFI competition winners mini-TV shows broadcast
Winners of a BFI competition will get their submissions broadcast on national television.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 11, 2020

Vocal Works Gospel Choir will perform despite lockdown
The choir had a huge George Michael tribute planned in Bristol, but Covid-19 curtailed their fun.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Jada Pinkett Smith tells Will Smith of her 'relationship'
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith were talking on her Facebook chat show Red Table Talk.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts
Germany pours money into the arts as cultural life takes a battering from coronavirus.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Nigeria: 11-year old dancer challenges ballet stereotypes
11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu is challenging ballet stereotypes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Naya Rivera: CCTV of star boarding boat
The Glee star went missing on Wednesday after hiring a boat with her four-year-old son in California.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Birmingham Repertory Theatre warns of job losses
Bosses at The Birmingham Rep say 40% of roles could be affected.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of 'violent' marital rows
A libel case hears the Hollywood actor threw a magnum of champagne at his ex-wife - a claim he denies.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Fiona Adams, photographer of The Beatles and other rock stars, dies at 84
Her iconic shot of the band leaping in the air was used on the sleeve of their Twist and Shout EP.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of birthday row
The actor tells a libel hearing events after Amber Heard's 30th birthday were a "fitting end" to their marriage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn: Spitfire flypast marks funeral
A private funeral is being held as friends and fans also pay respects to the Forces' Sweetheart

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn: Cortege and flypast for Forces' Sweetheart
A private funeral is being held as friends and fans also pay respects to the Forces' Sweetheart

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Julia Sawalha 'devastated and furious' at Chicken Run sequel 'ageism'
Actress Julia Sawalha says she was told she sounds "too old" to play the voice of Ginger again.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Blues singer Lady A responds to name row: 'I am not going to be erased'
The blues singer is being sued over her name by the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Naya Rivera: Glee star likely drowned in tragic accident, police say
Naya Rivera was reported missing after going on a boating trip with her four-year-old son.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Five arrested over rapper Pop Smoke's death
The rapper, whose debut album was released this month, was killed in a suspected robbery in February.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 10, 2020

Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns to a socially distant stage
Famous for performing at the royal wedding, the cellist has returned to a socially distanced stage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Mike Skinner: 'Music is genuine chaos'
The Streets man drops a mixtape of rap duets ahead of a musical film about his recent life as a DJ.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star
A new documentary looks at how Danny Trejo left his criminal past to become a film star.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn: Flypast to mark singer's funeral
A funeral service for the Forces' Sweetheart will begin in Ditchling, her home of 50 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than ever
The same technology that runs computer games is increasingly popular for making films and television.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Scottish entertainer Johnny Beattie dies aged 93
The actor spent 60 years in showbusiness, and was considered a giant of Scotland's comedy scene.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Naya Rivera: Glee star presumed dead after boat trip with son
Naya Rivera is believed to have drowned after her son was found alone in a boat on a California lake.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

The Crown: Netflix adds final sixth season to cover 1990s royal drama
There was too much royal drama in the '90s to fit into a single final season of the Netflix hit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Outdoor concerts, plays and opera get government go-ahead
Open-air gigs, festivals and theatre shows can resume from this weekend, the government says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Naya Rivera: Glee star missing after boat trip with son
A search is to resume a day after her young son was found alone in a boat on a California lake.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of severing finger tip
The Hollywood star tells a libel hearing his ex-wife threw a bottle of vodka at him during a fight.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of misleading psychiatrist
The Hollywood star tells a libel hearing his ex-wife told "porkie pies" about him to a doctor.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

TV licences: BBC to go ahead with over-75s licence fee changes
More than three million households will be asked to start paying the £157.50 fee from 1 August.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Sir David Attenborough warns London Zoo risks 'extinction'
The Zoological Society of London faces its "toughest challenge to date", warns the naturalist.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Tom Meighan: Kasabian singer 'sorry' for assaulting partner
Domestic abuse campaigners say there can be "no excuses" for what Tom Meighan did.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Lady A sue Lady A: Ex-Lady Antebellum take legal action against singer
The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum take legal action against a 61-year-old blues singer.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Javicia Leslie will be TV's first black Batwoman
The actress replaces Ruby Rose, who who shocked fans when she quit the role in May.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 09, 2020

Glee star Naya Rivera missing after boat trip with son
A search is under way after the actress's four-year-old is found alone in a boat on a California lake.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Pop music is getting faster (and happier)
After years of slower beats and introspective lyrics, pop is becoming optimistic again. Here's why.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Rapper Stormzy picks up a brush in 'give back' scheme
Imagine being a teenager and finding Stormzy painting your bedroom when you get home from school.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Stormzy's surprise paint job for Croydon teen's bedroom
The musician also talks about why he was cheering at the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: How stand-up comedians are adapting to online gigs
With many live entertainment venues still closed in the UK, comedians open up about performing online.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Comedy clubs get serious with plea for emergency arts funding
Clubs call for government help after a survey suggests they face closure without financial support.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife for laughing at him
The Hollywood star tells a libel hearing his ex-wife had been "building a dossier" against him.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife for laughing at his tattoos
The Hollywood star is giving evidence during the second day of his libel action against the Sun.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Kanye West: Presidential hopeful wants to run the White House like Wakanda
The rapper and presidential hopeful wants to run the White House like Wakanda.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Thandie Newton explains why she dropped out of 2000's Charlie's Angels
Newton says she was asked to play up to racial stereotypes and felt "objectified" in the role.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Kasabian confirm they ordered Tom Meighan to leave after his assault charge
"Domestic violence can never be excused," say the band, in a statement clarifying the star's exit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures warning over free speech
The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Inside the turbulent re-launch of Okayplayer: 'It all just came tumbling down'
How Covid-19 and allegations of workplace bullying derailed the relaunch of the hip-hop website.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Inside the turbulent relaunch of Okayplayer: 'It all just came tumbling down'
How Covid-19 and allegations of workplace bullying derailed the relaunch of the hip-hop website.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

'It all just came tumbling down'
How Covid-19 and allegations of workplace bullying derailed the relaunch of the hip-hop website.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

How Rachel Hislop relaunched Okayplayer - despite everything
The influential hip-hop site was ready for a new chapter, then the world changed around it.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

'There aren't many great novels about music'
Mitchell says he wanted to "outwit" the difficulty as he launches his new novel about a 60s band.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 08, 2020

Author David Mitchell: Writing a music novel is 'impossible'
Mitchell says he wanted to "outwit" the difficulty as he launches his new novel about a 60s band.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Killing Eve: How author Luke Jennings created Villanelle
We speak to the man who created the character of Villanelle, author Luke Jennings.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Virtual drama classes providing a lifeline for asylum seekers
The young asylum seekers using music and drama to beat isolation during the pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying 'cancel culture'
The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Shooting celebrities: Thirty years behind the lens
Celebrity portrait photographer Andy Gotts celebrates 30 years behind the camera.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Dame Vera Lynn: Flypast to honour Forces' Sweetheart
The singer of We'll Meet Again, who entertained British troops in World War Two, died last month.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

New video format 'halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs'
The H.266 standard was developed by Apple, Microsoft and Huawei, but faces competition.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Tom Hanks: 'If you can't wear a mask, I've got no respect for you'
Actor Tom Hanks shared his thoughts on appropriate public behaviour in order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Tom Hanks encourages facemask use
Actor Tom Hanks shared his thoughts on appropriate public behaviour in order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Tom Meighan: Kasabian singer admits ex-fiancee assault
A day after leaving the band, Tom Meighan pleads guilty to attacking the woman in front of a child.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Camilla and Dame Judi on TikTok and learning new lockdown skills
The Duchess of Cornwall and Dame Judi Dench tell 5 Live neither of them had really liked being online before.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Circuses say they face collapse without government support
A letter delivered to Downing Street warns the industry faces collapse in two weeks.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Johnny Depp: Claims in The Sun he beat ex-wife 'complete lies', court told
The Hollywood star is suing The Sun newspaper over a story saying he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Tom Meighan: Former Kasabian singer admits ex-fiancee assault
A day after leaving the band, Tom Meighan pleads guilty to attacking the woman in front of a child.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Tom Meighan: Ex-Kasabian singer admits ex-fiancee assault
A day after quitting the band, Tom Meighan pleads guilty to attacking the woman in front of a child.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Johnny Depp's libel case against The Sun begins
The Hollywood star is suing the newspaper over a story saying he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Tom Hanks 'has no respect' for people not wearing masks
The actor strongly criticises people who don't wear face coverings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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